Published 7 August, 2013 | by Andrew Winter4
Playstation 3/Playstation Vita Review: Jak and Daxter HD Collection
A series of titles about a quiet teenager named Jak and a hybrid otter/weasel named Daxter, and it was good, old-fashioned 3-D platforming fun back in the days of the PlayStation 2. And now, the three cornerstone games — Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3 — of the franchise are back for on-the-go gamers in the Jak and Daxter Collection.
I picked this up for the Vita and PS3, It’s been well over 12 years since the first game back in 2001 then it’s sequels in 2003 then 2004 (Jak X in 2005 doesn’t count!) I have to say these games have aged well, the controls on the vita are a little odd and there are a few frame rate issues with it but for a handheld game its pretty decent.
The PS3 version is where this game really shines! It has to be the first HD re-release that has shocked me in terms of quality and value (Devil May Cry HD Collection being the first to come close in my book) The trilogy has been given a new lease of life and been completely rejuvenated. Also for added value if you purchase the Vita version you get the PS3 one for free and vice versa, Only problem being that the save files don’t transfer very well between the Vita and the PS3 meaning you should choose a platform and stick with it.
Either way I enjoyed revisiting this game and highly recommend it if you haven’t already played through the series! Great gameplay! Fantastic Story! Platforming Action! with a few optional quests thrown quests thrown in, what more could you want?
Incase you didn’t know its the same studio that brought us Uncharted and The Last of Us (check the video below!)
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